Despite Manchester United losing to Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, manager Louis van Gaal still isn’t ruling out winning the title, although Jose Mourinho’s men went 10 points clear in the table with a game in hand following their recent victory, reports Sky
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard scored the decisive goal that earned the Blues a valuable three points, and they ended the day 10 points clear of the rest of the rest of the competition. The Londoners have six more games to play, but would need only three more wins in the division to seal the Premier League title mathematically.
Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to celebrate winning the league crown prematurely, and will only consider his side’s job complete when no other team can catch them, and Van Gaal certainly isn’t ruling United out of the contest.
Manchester United haven’t done themselves any favours with the defeat, as they are a staggering 11 points adrift, but games to come against Arsenal and Liverpool could still see Chelsea slip-up, and Van Gaal appears to be banking on the Blues losing games in their run-in to the season.
After the Chelsea defeat, he said: It is not definitely gone because we can still win 15 points and they can still lose 18 points. The main goal is that we are progressing as a team and we have done that today. We were the dominant team on the pitch but we lost. In football, the result is everything. We also need results in football. It is not always the best team that wins.”
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